NICE has published new guidance for ‘red flag events’ where nurses in charge of shifts must act immediately to ensure they have enough staff to meet the needs of patients on that ward.
The NHS has published nurse, midwife and care staffing data down to ward level for the first time. Read more »
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NICE has published final guidance today which does not recommend ustekinumab (Stelara) for psoriatic arthritis.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of Genzyme?s multiple sclerosis drug alemtuzumab (also known as Lemtrada).
Adults who are overweight or obese can improve their health by losing even a small amount of weight if they keep it off, according to health watchdog NICE.
Patient needs must come first when determining safe staffing for nursing in wards
Today, on the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, NICE has issued draft recommendations on safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals. May 12, 2014
Cohort study: 2006 medical graduates
This longitudinal study of medical graduates of 2006 finds that more than one in four junior doctors feel they do not have the time to deliver the quality of care that patients deserve. It also highlights problems with staffing shortages and rising levels of stress.
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Dean Royles, director of the NHS Employers organisation, comments on the feedback in today’s RCN survey that highlighted the issues of staffing levels and workplace stress.
Mandatory nurse staffing levels
Despite older people often having the most complex needs, this report suggests they regularly suffer from a severe shortage of nurses and health care assistants (HCAs), coupled with an inappropriate skill mix of HCAs to nurses. It calls for a ‘patient guarantee’, setting out the number of nurses needed on older people’s wards.